The bad news is that of the two remaining unsigned draftees is first-round cornerback Ahmad Carroll.
Carroll, selected 25th overall, and defensive tackle Corey Williams, a sixth-rounder, remain out as training camp gets underway. The rule is no contract, no practice for rookies. If the Packers can strike a deal with Carroll and/or Williams over the weekend, they'll be on board when full practices begin on Monday.
Right now the rookies and first-year payers are practicing without pads and without Head Coach Mike Sherman and key members of his staff. A Packer contingent is in Tusla, Okla. today attending funeral services for Mark Hatley. The team's vice president of football operations died Tuesday of a heart attack.
Brandt, who planned to attend the services, will return to reportedly difficult negotiations with Carroll's agent Eugene Parker, working within the team's $2,733,855 rookie salary cap.